eee ASUS PC - Integrating into School Networks
This is just me rambling here but how about Edugeek(ers) producing the "How to Integrate the ASUS eee PC into your school network" :)
The device is aimed at our establishments but as it stands its a nice toy but as soon as you try to get it to save files into user home areas and print to the nearest printer - life gets a bit tricky for the average users (e.g pupil) :)
I myself have modest requirements - just need it to print to THE printer and be able to easily navigate to THE shared folder :)
How about it people - you've hidden your *nix talents under a bushel for years - if we (i.e. you :) ) can get this little gem to be a really really useful engine, then its kudos all round and win win win for everyone. :)
This is just a kick-off post.
One suggestion I'd make is if the experts haven't got one of these - then Edugeek uses it contacts and gets a few units out to a team of people to get them started.
We think they are wonderful
Here at Hutton Grammar, we bought one of these the other day and think they are fantastic - with a couple of reservations about screen size and battery life. We are seriously considering buying these for all our 6th formers and Teachers if not for classroom use as well. We have only had it 2 days so far, but I'll let you know as and when we get it working on the network. Our Head tech didn't seem to see any insurmountable problems while we were having a look last night. I'll check about local storage and printing and post back. As the initial post mentioned, it would be fantastic if everyone pooled their expertise in the early days. I'm going to investigate the use of external memory cards for installing the operating system and booting from, so that we can quickly slip in a clean one if one of the students messes one up.
Check out forum.eeeuser.com and www.eeeuser.com.
As the operating system is Xandros, which I think is Red Hat based, do we have any experts in the house?
When I get time, I may install the eee ubuntu distro as I'm more familiar with that. What does anyone else think?